A documentary on the making of Aretha Franklin’s best-selling gospel album “Amazing Grace” will finally be released at a film festival after decades of being kept in the vault.
Titled “Amazing Grace,” the documentary features footage of Franklin making the gospel album of the same, which was filmed over the span of two days in January 1972 at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California.
The album went on to sell approximately 2 million copies, reportedly making it the most successful gospel album in music history.
The “Amazing Grace” movie will make its premiere on Nov. 12 at DOC NYC, a New York-based film festival centered on documentaries.
DOC NYC artistic director Thom Powers said in a statement released Monday that the film festival considers the debut of the documentary to be a great honor.
“‘Amazing Grace’ has been a lost treasure of documentary filmmaking for over four decades. I can’t think of a bigger honor for a festival than to premiere this film,” said Powers.
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Source: Christian Post